Uncircumscribed Mind

Author: Charles W. Durham,Kristin A. Pruitt

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9781575911168

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 343

View: 7914

Includes sixteen essays that represent how challenging, stimulating, and far-ranging are the efforts to read Milton critically and deeply. This collection deals with the issue of evil, world of Milton's masque and the many worlds of his epic Paradise Lost.

The God In Nothingness


Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1547523549

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 3870

. After her collaboration with Emmott in Suspense: Black Dollar, Evil Eyes, Maya Masada has been headhunted to work in Europol in The Hague. A year after the mysterious disappearance of a young Norwegian student on holiday on the island of Fuerteventura, the island authorities are totally dismayed by the dramatic fall in Scandinavian tourism and ask for help. Maya Masada is recruited to the task and embarks upon a risky plan that she puts together with a veteran psychiatrist who once worked with the CIA. To get to the heart of the matter and solve the crime, she needs to move inside the head of the murderer. Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths Secondary Genre: FICTION / Psychological Language: Spanish/English

Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic

Author: Esther van Raamsdonk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000171868

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8425

The tumultuous relations between Britain and the United Provinces in the seventeenth century provide the backdrop to this book, striking new ground as its transnational framework permits an overview of their intertwined culture, politics, trade, intellectual exchange, and religious debate. How the English and Dutch understood each other is coloured by these factors, and revealed through an imagological method, charting the myriad uses of stereotypes in different genres and contexts. The discussion is anchored in a specific context through the lives and works of John Milton and Andrew Marvell, whose complex connections with Dutch people and society are investigated. As well as turning overdue attention to neglected Dutch writers of the period, the book creates new possibilities for reading Milton and Marvell as not merely English, but European poets.

The Gorgon's Head

Author: William R. Brashear

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 8923

William R. Brashear deals with tragedy, not as a dramatic literary genre, but as a basic way of experiencing the universe and of reacting to it. The writer of tragedy forces readers to confront much more than a tragic flaw in a single character; he forces them to confront the gorgon's head itself, the ultimate chaos of the universe. For him, Aristotle's intellectualization of tragedy distorted it for centuries because the tragic sense of life is experiential and intuitive rather than logical and syllogistic. In the later works of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Spangler, Brashear finds the beginnings of the understanding of tragedy that developed in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. In careful considerations of such writers as Shakespeare, Tennyson, Conrad, Housman, Shaw, O'Neill, and Arthur Miller, Brashear refines his views of tragedy and tests their validity. The chapter on Tennyson supersedes and goes well beyond The Living Will, his earlier study of the poet. Brashear's discussions of individual writers reinforce each other and point to several important conclusions about the tragic vision and tragic art. Most significant among his conclusions is that tragedy is often taken to be more benign and positive than it really is and that if the tragic experience is essentially healthy and rewarding, it is so because it involves a confrontation that broadens, strengthens, and stabilizes and not because it suggests any ultimate solution to the human condition.

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

Author: Robert Ellwood,Harry Partin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315507234

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 5135

This text explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exist outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The Poetics and Politics of Youth in Milton's England

Author: Blaine Greteman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107434793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 2341

As the notion of government by consent took hold in early modern England, many authors used childhood and maturity to address contentious questions of political representation - about who has a voice and who can speak on his or her own behalf. For John Milton, Ben Jonson, William Prynne, Thomas Hobbes and others, the period between infancy and adulthood became a site of intense scrutiny, especially as they examined the role of a literary education in turning children into political actors. Drawing on new archival evidence, Blaine Greteman argues that coming of age in the seventeenth century was a uniquely political act. His study makes a compelling case for understanding childhood as a decisive factor in debates over consent, autonomy and political voice, and will offer graduate students and scholars a new perspective on the emergence of apolitical children's literature in the eighteenth century.

Milton in the Long Restoration

Author: Blair Hoxby,Ann Baynes Coiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198769776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 635

View: 7465

"Explores Milton's relationship to his contemporaries and early eighteenth-century heirs, demonstrating that some of Milton's earliest readers were more perceptive than Romantic and twentieth-century interpreters"--Publisher.

Unwritten Poetry

Author: Scott A. Trudell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192571699

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 6682

Vocal music was at the heart of English Renaissance poetry and drama. Virtuosic actor-singers redefined the theatrical culture of William Shakespeare and his peers. Composers including William Byrd and Henry Lawes shaped the transmission of Renaissance lyric verse. Poets from Philip Sidney to John Milton were fascinated by the disorienting influx of musical performance into their works. Musical performance was a driving force behind the period's theatrical and poetic movements, yet its importance to literary history has long been ignored or effaced. This book reveals the impact of vocalists and composers upon the poetic culture of early modern England by studying the media through which—and by whom—its songs were made. In a literary field that was never confined to writing, media were not limited to material texts. Scott Trudell argues that the media of Renaissance poetry can be conceived as any node of transmission from singer's larynx to actor's body. Through his study of song, Trudell outlines a new approach to Renaissance poetry and drama that is grounded not simply in performance history or book history but in a more synthetic media history.

From Sky and Earth to Metaphysics

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401790639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

View: 8845

This is an exceptional volume which expands upon the World Phenomenology Institute’s recent research: the study of the beautiful intertwining of the skies and the cosmos with the human pursuits of philosophy, literature and the arts. The relationship of humans to the cosmos is examined through the exploration of phenomenology, metaphysics and the arts. The authors of this volume write on a variety of topics which all seek to open the reader’s eyes to the relationship of humans and our perception of our place in the cosmos. This volume offers a framework in which to present a rich panorama; a variety of perspectives illustrating how the perception of the interplay between human beings and the celestial realm advances in common experience and worldviews. This attempt to uncover our cosmic position is a great and worthwhile intellectual challenge. Philosophy as well as literature and the arts are nourished by this human quest for knowledge and understanding.